UK users...recommend me a good, CHEAP, firewire external hard drive

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by anotherarunan, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. anotherarunan macrumors 6502

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    Hey people

    Am wanting to purchase a new external hard drive and am wanting to get it on the cheap (am a student you see...). Was wondering if getting a firewire drive would be worth the money or if there were any reasonably cheap firewire drives around. Storage wise, Im looking for 320gb or bigger...price wise, less than £90/100.

    cheers.
     
  2. smogsy macrumors 6502a

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    for £100 you can get 500gb/750GB

    www.overcloxckers.co.uk click on hardrives then browse through external/desktop harddrives
     
  3. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Beware....

    Cheap and good rarely go hand in hand. If your data is worth backing up its worth it to spend a little extra on a good external.
     
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  5. shiunn macrumors 6502

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    I'd still consider £100 for 500gb a fairly cheap deal
     
  6. ukman macrumors newbie

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    personally i'd recommend the Lacie drives which have firewire 400/800 and USB - bought one in the US (dual voltage for UK) and the other one here for Time Machine and have no complaints at all... might only be able to get 320g or 500g for £100 (unless you know someone visiting the States), but worth it for the quality in my view.
     

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